Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

After the first step of inspection and assessment, the water extraction process that removes the majority of the water begins. Hundreds to thousands of gallons of water can be quickly removed from your property in this step. Powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units are used by our expert technicians to begin the water damage restoration process. The quicker the water is removed, the less damage may occur. The longer you have standing water in your home, the more it may warp flooring, doors, walls, and windows. This is why it is important to call us right away so we can begin this step as soon as possible and minimize damage.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

  • Move-Out Service

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Back to Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Forward to Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification